Sunday, February 18, 2007

The Mail and the Independent on Sunday, here, both continue to probe at the Cameron and drugs mystery. The Sunday Mirror has this comment, linked here.

18 February 2007
Richard Stott

IT'S no big deal that David Cameron smoked cannabis when he was at Eton. But he is wrong and self-serving to claim what he did before he became a politician should remain private.

To know the true face before he slapped on the public make-up is essential if we are to know the nature of the man. We are in a better position to judge the worth of Cameron's views on our "broken society", the breakdown of family life and the lawlessness of teenage gangs now we know he belonged to an Oxford gang that got blind drunk, trashed restaurants and smashed shop windows.

Cameron, we are told, continued to smoke pot at university. Not a hanging offence although it might be if he went on to heavier stuff.

More revealing is that he became a member of the ultra rich, ultra snob Bullingdon, an invitationonly drinking club where the aim was to get blind drunk, wreck restaurants and then pay for the damage with bundles of cash. Rich yob indulgence by privileged young men in £1,000 tail coats with big wallets and even bigger mouths.

Cameron's love affair with himself was illustrated again when he was a special adviser to Chancellor Norman Lamont at the time of Black Wednesday. After Lamont was fired he made a conference fringe speech hostile to British membership of the EU. Not something John Major wanted to hear. At a party that night Cameron cut Lamont dead. Such loyalty.

After the last election Cameron - who wrote the Tory manifesto and campaigned "passionately" for it - ditched virtually every major policy within weeks of becoming leader. This is not a man of principle, it's a selfish opportunist who believes only in what he can make you buy. The stuff dreamed up by marketing men, pollsters and image makers. If you trash belief and principle and bung enough cash at presentation you can get away with anything. Just like those drunken nights with the boys from the Bullingdon.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Cameron's real addiction problem

A quote from Jonathan Pearce on Samizdata, linked here:

But although the Tory leader may inadvertently encourage different views, he has a continued problem. Cameron, after all, is in love with a drug far worse than cocaine, LSD, Qaaludes (what the heck are they?) or dope. He is in love with power over other people. He suffers from hallucinations about how the Tories will win power by conceding Blairist ideas of the role of the State. He suffers from the extraordinary idea that Oliver Letwin is a great thinker.

Compared to Bolivian marching powder, that is heavy shit he is smoking.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

"Straight Talk" this evening

Despairing conservatives can watch the leader of the UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage MEP at 10:30 this evening on BBC News 24 give a convincing explanation of some real conservative policies

Cameron's days are numbered

BNP and English Democrat Shocker in Bede by-election

BNP ran Labour 658 votes a close second with 546 votes with the English Democrats on 75 and Save the NHS with 43 making the combined small party total sufficient to have changed the result.

Cameron's sham conservatives on 301 and UKIP with just 8 votes came away with the biggest bloody noses.

UKIP did somewhat better in Croydon, but given the government's problems is it not the Labour successes that are truly astonishing:

London Borough of Croydon - Bensham Manor: Lab 1,683, Con 617, Green 240, Lib Dem 126, Ukip 40, Monster Raving Loony party 15, People's Choice 9. (May 2006: Three seats Lab 1,846, 1,805, 1,670, Con 1,117, 861, 774, Green 581, Ukip 305). Lab hold. Swing 7.5% Con to Lab.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Time for the Country to neuter the corrupt Commons

"It seems to me it’s got to that point where everyone in parliament, everyone in government, everyone in the press, everyone in the country is thinking: 'Hello! It’s over,'" Mr Cameron said.

The above is a quote from an article in this morning's Daily Telegraph, linked from here. For once I here agree with the words of the ineffectual leader of the faux Conservative Party.

However, the nation should make it clear that it is not just over for Tony Blair. It is time to bring the curtain down on the whole corrupt charade that the House of Commons has become.

How could this be achieved? I suggest the following:

Next May in the local elections anyone disgusted with the present state of our nation's political construct should make a point of voting for anyone other than a representative of the three main parties, some of whose bought representatives now sit in parliament's second legislative chamber - the House of Lords.

Starting such a campaign this month will allow sitting local councilors of integrity to seek election as independents or for one of the many minor or nationalist parties.

Loss of local government control should finally concentrate the minds of those who have sold out our democracy and corrupted our governing establishment - the leaders of the Labour Party, the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats.

Will just ridding the nation of Blair really solve anything?

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Wow! Tory resigns on Principle!

The Courier in Scotland, linked here, reports the resignation of MSP Ted Brocklebank over Cameron's refusal to re-adopt the fisheries policy he authored in conjunction with Owen Paterson MP.

Now let us see what Mr Paterson, who cravenly accepted a post in Vapid's Shadow Cabinet, is really made of - it is long past time when at least one member of the Cornerstone Group demonstrated they stand for more than just words.
Valueless Conservatives

I have been reading back over some past speeches and policy statements of various senior shadow cabinet members, wondering how in all conscience they can remain in Cameron's faux conservative party. I came across this quote and thought how apt it now appeared:

"In more than 20 years in politics, he has betrayed every cause he believed in, contradicted every statement he has made, broken every promise he has given and breached every agreement that he has entered into... There is a lifetime of U-turns, errors and sell-outs."

It was of course an attack on Tony Blair by William Hague as quoted by Wikipedia, linked here, but how accurate is that description of the present "Senior" Shadow Cabinet Member?

On a lighter and less serious note one also must wonder to what incident this entry on the same site refers:

Miss Hannah Wilsden also counts him as a very close personal friend after getting along well with him at a village show in Hutton Rugby